RIAA Platinum LP award for Jefferson Starship's Earth album which was released on Feb. 6, 1978 and certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 4, 1978 for one million copies sold.
Featuring the singles "Count On Me" and "Runaway", which respectively went to #8 and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, the album went to #5 on the Billboard album chart. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum frame, platinum disc and platinum presentation plate
- In VG condition with original components but has been rebacked
- First presentation award from 1978
- Presented to music industry executive
- Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981
- RIAA floater awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for a Jefferson Starship fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1978, making this award 42 years old. This award is presented to Grunt Records executive Lynne Morse.
The award is in VG condition and while there is typical frame wear and matte fading the album miniature, presentation plate and disc are in very good shape. This award has been rebacked and has a non-standard wire hanger in place of the traditional sawtooth hanger.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com